Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) together with the Alumni Association of KOICA Fellows (AKOFE) held a donation ceremony to provide essential medical equipment to Bandagiriya Primary Care Hospital in Hambantota on 9 June 2022.
Doctor in-charge of Bandagiriya Primary Care Hospital, Dr. Mrs. Dinumi Wimalapola, Mr. Roshan Serasinghe, President, Mr. Dharmananda Wijesinghe, Secretary, Mr. Kavindra Jayawardana, Senior Vice President, Mrs. Deemathi Periyapperuma, Vice President, Mr. Senaka Kumarasinghe, Immediate Past President, Mr. Samantha PushpaKumara, Editor, Mrs. Shanthi Vithanage, Auditor and other AKOFE officials are in the picture. AKOFE is an association established in 1999 consisting of alumni who have completed KOICA fellowship programmes in Korea to build up their capacity in respective areas.
The donation equipment consisted of the Ophthalmoscopy, otoscope, Pulse oximeter, etc. This donation aimed to improve the medical environment for the vulnerable communities.
KOICA Country Director Ms. Kim Myung jin specially mentioned: “I hope that this donation would be helpful to overcome many difficulties the hospital is facing now”.
And it is much more meaningful that Korean government offices like Kotra and EPS center (Employment Permit System center of HRD Korea) and KBA (Korean Business Association) also participated. This event reassures the good partnership between Korea and Sri Lanka.
Bandagiriya Primary Care Hospital Doctor Mrs. Dinumi Wimalapola highly appreciated the donation by extending her deepest gratitude to the KOICA Sri Lanka office and AKOFE as it is very supportive in this unprecedented time.